Mercer Arts Center

Theatre Details
Address: Mercer/West 3rd, New York, NY 10013
Productions
  Production First Performance
at this Theatre
Last Performance
at this Theatre
1 Owners 05/14/1973 05/15/1973
2 El Grande de Coca-Cola 02/13/1973 04/13/1975
3 F.O.B. 11/24/1972 11/26/1972
4 Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre 11/23/1972 03/25/1973
5 Aesop's Fables 08/17/1972 09/19/1972
6 Speed Gets the Poppies 07/25/1972 07/30/1972
7 And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers 04/21/1972 05/05/1972
8 Dylan 02/07/1972 03/19/1972
9 Love Me, Love My Children 11/03/1971 04/23/1972
10 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 03/23/1971 09/16/1973
11 Candaules Commissioner 05/28/1970 05/31/1970
12 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 04/07/1970 05/14/1972
13 Dark of the Moon 04/03/1970 06/14/1970
14 Exchange 02/08/1970 02/08/1970
15 Love and Maple Syrup 01/07/1970 01/18/1970
History
"The Mercer Arts Center which Gene Frankel founded in conjunction with Viveca Lindfors, Rip Torn, Steina and Woedy Vasulka and others fell upon itself on Aug. 4, 1973. This was the day Frankel's production of Peter Swet's "The Interview" was supposed to open. The Mercer Arts Center, heralded as "the Lincoln Center of Off-Broadway " housed six theatres, two acting workshops and a rock club, all of which were designed to nurture budding talent. The Center's structural collapse ended the 1,OOO- performance run of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Both that show and "The Interview" found new venues, but the Mercer Arts Center was never restored and its like has not been seen since." - Peter Shaughnessy "Fifty Years For Frankel"